American Society of Safety Engineers

ASSE Professional Development Conference & Exposition

Safety 2019

June 9-12, 2019 - New Orleans, LA
Call for Presenters - Proposals are due no later than July 18, 2018



ASSE invites those interested in presenting at its 2019 Professional Development Conference to submit a proposal for review by the Conference Planning Committee. Speaker proposals are evaluated objectively with consideration of the following criteria:

  • Degree to which the proposed session meets the conference/program objectives. (See below)
  • Presentation skill and experience of the speaker
  • Desirability of the topic

Proposals to present must contain and convey sufficient detail to allow the selection committee to understand how the proposed session will contribute to the conference objectives. Selection is competitive; therefore, it is important to submit a compelling and complete proposal.

Safety 2019 will provide a forum for OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (OSH) professionals to (Conference Objectives):

  • Identify key issues facing OSH professionals
  • Expand their knowledge and professional skills
  • Prepare for the challenges in the OSH fields
  • Engage in the discourse concerning the profession
  • Identify emerging issues relevant to the profession

Multiple Submissions: No more than two proposals (the first two received) from one speaker will be considered. Complete a separate application form for each proposal.

Length of Presentation: Presentations are either 1 or 1¼ hours, including 15 minutes for questions.

Honoraria: Individual speakers (one to two speakers per session) receive a full complimentary conference registration. Group/panel presenters receive a complimentary registration for the day on which they speak and a reduced rate for the balance of the conference. Travel, lodging and meal expenses are the responsibility of the speaker.


Presentation Description: (Maximum 600 words)

Describe your presentation and specify expected learning outcomes for attendees. Indicate the session level. Levels are evaluated with respect to attendee experience with a topic as follows:

  • Basic: 2 to 5 years’ experience.
  • Intermediate: 6 to 10 years’ experience.
  • Advanced: 10 plus years’ experience.
  • Executive: Senior SH&E management.

Learning Outcomes:

Specify 1-3 primary learning outcomes for your session.

Topic Relevance: (Maximum length is 150 words)

Describe why this topic is relevant to attendees and the profession. Speaking Experience: (Maximum length is 300 words) Describe (or list) the presenter's relevant speaking experience, at the ASSE PDC, other society presentations and/or presentations in other venues.

Sponsorship by an ASSE Practice Specialty, Branch, Committee or Common Interest Group: (Optional - Maximum is 2)

If you would like to have your topic be considered for sponsorship, your proposal must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • The topic must be relevant to the mission and activities of the particular group you are seeking sponsorship from.
  • The topic proposal and the experience of the presenter must be of a high caliber.

To seek approval for sponsorship, click on the link to the Sponsorship Approver Page below and follow the instructions.

Click here to open or download the Sponsorship Approver information.

Biographical Information: (Maximum length is 1 page)

Brief description of the applicant(s) qualifications in the subject matter. Include as a minimum:

  • Name
  • Education
  • Current Position
  • Certifications, designations
  • Contact information (work phone number and email) for three references 
  • Noteworthy articles and publications from the past 3 years (up to 5 items)

Brochure Description: Provide a 50 word (max.) description of the presentation to be included in the conference brochure.

Acceptance: Notification of acceptance will be mailed by November 9, 2018.

Email questions to:

Proposals are due no later than July 18, 2018 - Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you are interested in sponsorship by a Practice Specialty, Branch, Committee or Common Interest Group, you must contact them for permission prior to listing them as a sponsor

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